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Central America is the central geographic region of the Americas. It is variably defined either as being a region of the Americas in its own right or as the southern portion of North America. Physiographically, Central America is a tropical isthmus that connects North and South America. It includes 7 countries and many small offshore islands. Overall, the land is fertile and rugged, and dominated through its heart by a string of volcanic mountain ranges with a few active volcanos.
Matanzas is the capital of the Cuban province of Matanzas. It is famed for its Afro-Cuban folklore. Matanzas is located on the northern shore of the island of Cuba, on the Bay of Matanzas, 90 kilometers east of the capital Havana and 32 kilometers west of the resort town of Varadero.
Matanzas is called the city of bridges, of which there are many crossing the three rivers that traverse the city called La Atenas de Cuba. The city is divided into seven main sections are Versalles, East and West Matanzas, Naranjal, Pueblo Nuevo, La Playa, Penas Altas, and Patorita. As of 2004, Matanzas had a population of 136,718 inhabitants.

Matanzas is also known as the town of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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